Cooking with Chef Lauren


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Yummy chicken, potatoes, and green beans make for a good hearty meal.

Attention boys and grills! Healthy and delicious meals are important to living a happy and hearty life. Cooking meals may take a little extra time than just going to McDonalds’s, but in the end, the time it takes to cook is totally worth it for all the delicious and healthy food that anyone can make.

Chicken is a great choice and can be used in many different recipes and can be cooked in many different ways.

As a self-proclaimed chef, I cooked garlic breaded roast chicken breast with roasted potatoes and green beans for my mom.

First, you need to cut up the potatoes into little pieces. It doesn’t matter how, and then place them in a pan with oil and seasonings of your choice and pop into the oven at 400 degrees for about 35 minutes or until golden brown. For seasonings, I’d suggest garlic garlic from tastefully simple.

Next to make the chicken you’ll need two chicken breasts, ¾ cup of flour, a shake of salt and pepper, 1 egg, ¼ cup of water, 1 ⅓ cup of panko bread crumbs, 1 ½ tablespoon of garlic powder, and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Then you need to combine the flour, pepper, and salt into a medium-sized bowl. In the second bowl, combine the water and egg and whisk. In a third bowl, mix the bread crumbs and garlic powder. Finally, take the chicken and dip in flour, then in the egg mixture and lastly the bread crumbs.  Place in pan and spread melted butter over chicken and bake for 40 minutes (or until golden brown) at 400 degrees. 

When the chicken and potatoes are close to being done, boil some water with a little salt and steam some green beans. Take food out of the oven, place on a plate, and you now have a simple but healthy meal for 2!

Recipe is from Purewow.